Blood Cancer

Blood Cancer

Blood Cancer is directly related to the growth of malignant cells in the bone marrow or blood, plasma and lymphatic system, which is mainly popular as Leukemia, Myeloma, and Lymphoma respectively. Leukemia nurtures in the bone marrow which lessens the power of bone marrow to make blood cells (Red blood cells, white blood cells).as well as platelets.

Some of the main symptoms of Blood cancer include:

  • Weight reduction
  • Fatigue
  • Easy Bruising or Red Spots of Blood
  • Problem in breathing
  • Injuries taking long time to heal than usual
  • Unusual bleeding
  • High fever
  • Extreme headaches
  • Night sweats
  • Body aches

Treatments for Blood cancer in India are different in terms of other countries. Some of the basic and common treatments include:

  • Chemotherapy and other drug therapies
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Vaccine therapy
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Blood transfusion
  • Palliative care
  • Clinical trials

It is so important for a person to go for a regular blood test every once in a while as sometimes it is hard to identify the real symptoms. And by the time you come to know, it will be too late. Even after identifying cancer, work closely with your doctor and cancer care team to prepare yourself with information about what to expect and how to cope with side effects. For some patients, side effects may last well after treatment is completed or may be permanent and for some, they go away once the body gets familiar with the therapy.